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Hibbert, Pacers unlikely to agree on extension

Posted on: January 23, 2012 2:13 pm
 
Roy Hibbert wants to stay in Indiana, but is unlikely to agree to an extension by Wednesday's deadline to re-sign 2008 draft picks, his agent, David Falk, said Monday.

"There's no rush," Falk said. "I think it’s unlikely that we’ll come to agreement this week. It doesn’t mean in any way that he's not happy in Indiana. ... We've had very friendly discussions, and both sides recognize that the discussion is probably premature."

Last year, only five of the 30 first-round picks agreed to in-season extensions that took them off the restricted free-agent market, including a five-year, $85 million deal for Kevin Durant in Oklahoma City. So far this year, only the Bulls' Derrick Rose and Durant's teammate, Russell Westbrook, have gotten extensions done. Sources say the most likely candidates to beat Wednesday's deadline for new deals are Kevin Love (Timberwolves), Danilo Gallinari (Nuggets), Ryan Anderson (Magic) and Nicolas Batum (Trail Blazers) -- with Eric Gordon (Hornets) also a possibility.

Hibbert, 25, is averaging 13.9 points and 9.9 rebounds and is shooting 54.2 percent from the field in his fourth season, leading the Pacers to an 11-4 start -- including a 98-96 victory over the Lakers Sunday. Hibbert's scoring and rebounding numbers have gone up every season he's been in the league.
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Since: Jul 13, 2010
Posted on: February 5, 2012 5:39 pm
 

Hibbert, Pacers unlikely to agree on extension

thaqt cant happen JJ, you already signed a center to a major deal. too bad ti was to an overrated one year wonder. now better chance if indiana doesnt get him back is the sixers. they will have 25 million off books next year(assumingthey amnesty brand) and would loveto throw alot at this guy to get him away from indiana and finally have that inside presence we desperately need. hopefully the pacers get really bad(whichi isnt gonna happen lol) and they decide to trade him. if hibbert were inserted into the sixers starting lineup they would be best team in east....



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 1:57 pm
 

Hibbert, Pacers unlikely to agree on extension

Come to NY Roy



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:34 am
 

Hibbert, Pacers unlikely to agree on extension

I love how this guy has worked to turn himself into a serious NBA player. Out of college he looked like another big dud: too slow and too heavy. He now is tough, in shape and not the guy you want to meet in the paint.



Since: Feb 17, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2012 12:05 pm
 

Hibbert, Pacers unlikely to agree on extension

Obviously he's not a Durant or Rose. But I think he has a very bright future in Indy, and will continue to progress. Tonight will be an audition for the All Star team, and he should showcase how important he is to the Pacers. The Pacers have built a team with 6 or 7 players contributing every game, and scoring in double digits. Great balance, great depth, great job!



Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: January 23, 2012 8:27 pm
 

Hibbert, Pacers unlikely to agree on extension

Indeed.  When everyone is ready the Pacers better pry open the wallet and pay the man.  He is becoming a beast and may soon be as valuable as Granger.  He played on with a broken nose last night.  Big Roy should be locked in with Indiana for the duration. 



Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: January 23, 2012 6:45 pm
 

Hibbert, Pacers unlikely to agree on extension

They Wil  Bird has played the last few years very well in trms of GM



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2012 3:38 pm
 

Hibbert, Pacers unlikely to agree on extension

Indiana needs to keep him, period.


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